The protection of your privacy is of the utmost importance to us. Furthermore, it is important to us for you to always know when we store data and how we use it.

The information below informs you about the pages on our website where we receive information from you during your visit and how we process it.

As a matter of principle, you can use the Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland GmbH ("Bundeskunsthalle") website without providing any personal data about yourself. If it is necessary to process personal data and no legal basis exists for doing do, we generally seek the consent of the data subject.

Data Controller

Who is responsible for data processing and who can I contact?
Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland GmbH
Our data protection officer can be reached under the following email address: datenschutz (at)

Purpose and scope of data processing when visiting our website

How do we process personal data when you visit our website?
Every time a user accesses a page on our website and retrieves a file, access data about this process is stored in a log file on our server.

Ever record is comprised of:

  • The name of the file
  • The date and time of the request (time stamp)
  • The volume of data transferred
  • The access status (file transfer, file not found etc.)
  • The website where the request came from (referrer URL)
  • The sub-pages accessed on our website via an accessing system
  • The operating system used by the accessing system
  • The Internet service provider for the accessing system
  • A description of the type of web browser used; e.g. Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or Microsoft Internet Explorer, Apple Safari, Opera etc.)
  • An internet protocol address (IP address)

We store IP addresses in server log files for a period of seven days. Storage takes place for data security reasons, in order to guarantee the stability and operational security of our Internet presence. The legal basis for this is formed by Sec 6. (1) (f) GDPR.

As a matter of principle, we do not share your data with third parties unless you have consented to this. In certain areas, however, (e.g. hosting our website), we rely on the use of service providers who we usually place under obligation by way of a data processing commission agreement to ensure compliance with the legal requirements.

Basic information according to Art. 13/14 GDPR

What data protection rights exist?
Each data subject has the right to information pursuant to Sec. 15 GDPR, the right to correction pursuant to Sec. 16 GDPR, the right to cancellation pursuant to Sec. 17 GDPR, the right to restrict processing pursuant to Sec. 18 GDPR, the right to object pursuant to Sec. 21 GDPR and the right to data transfer pursuant to Sec. 20 GDPR, insofar as no legal provisions preclude this (in particular pursuant to Sec. 15, 17 GDPR, Sec. 34 and 35 Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG)).

If you believe that your personal data is being processed unlawfully, you may refer your complaint to a supervisory authority responsible for data protection (Sec. 77 GDPR in conjunction with Sec. 19 Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG)).

Is my data transferred to a third country or international organisation?
Data transfer to entities, offices and agencies in countries outside the European Union (so-called third countries) does not take place.

To what extent does automated decision-making or profiling take place?
As a matter of principle, we do not use fully automated decision-making or profiling pursuant to Sec. 22 GDPR. If we use these procedures in individual cases, we will inform you about this separately if so required by law.

Information about your right to object pursuant to Sec. 21 GDPR Right to object in individual cases
For reasons arising from your particular situation, you are entitled at any time to object to data on your person being processed, which takes place based on Sec. 6 (1) (f) GDPR (data processing based on a balance of interests).

How up to date is this Privacy Policy?
This Privacy Policy is currently valid and was last updated in 07/2018.

Collection of additional data over the website

Further data processing by the Bundeskunsthalle